Over 400,000 electric blankets have been recalled because they can overheat, catch on fire, and cause burn injuries.
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UPDATE: 30,000 Electric Blankets Recalled for Burn Hazard
In November 2023, nearly 30,000 L.L. Bean® and Berkshire Blanket® Electric Heated Blankets were recalled because they can overheat, cause burn injuries, or catch on fire. The blankets were sold from August 2022 through October 2023 at L.L. Bean, Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) stores, and online. There were 9 reports of the blankets overheating, melting, or burning. No injuries were reported.
What is the Problem?
Electric blankets (or “heated blankets”) have been popular for decades, especially in colder climates. Over the years, there have been many reports of blankets overheating or catching on fire — but unfortunately, many of these products were never recalled.
What is the Risk?
- House fires
- Severe burn injuries
- Wrongful death
- Property damage
Thousands of Electric Blankets Have Caught on Fire Since 80s
Since the early 1980s, safety officials have received thousands of reports of electric blankets catching on fire. Many of these fires involved blankets manufactured by Sunbeam Products, which was by far the biggest manufacturer of electric heated blankets in the U.S.
Tragically, many of these fires occurred in the middle of the night while people were sleeping, resulting in severe burn injuries or deaths.
The risk is not limited to electric blankets. In October 2022, there was a massive recall for 544,000 Mighty Bliss Heating Pads after nearly 300 reports of burn injuries, electrocution, overheating, and more.
Why Do Electric Blankets Catch on Fire?
- Manufacturing errors
- Electrical malfunctions
- Age or poor care
- Water damage
- Wiring faults (short-circuits)
- Faulty plugs
- And more
350,000 Bedsure Electric Blankets Recalled for Fire Hazard
In March 2023, a recall was issued for about 350,000 Bedsure Electric Heated Blankets and Heating Pads that can catch on fire.
The fire hazard was linked to a problem with the controller overheating, according to the recall. At least 17 people reported burn injuries, and there were 137 reports of the blankets and heating pads causing fires, burning, melting, overheating, or property damage.
The recall involves the following products:
- BedSure Electric Heating Blankets: Model numbers BS-HB5060, BS-HB6284, BS-HB7284, and BS-LV0A
- BedSure Electric Heating Pads: Model numbers BS-HP2422, BS-HP1224, and BS-HP2433
These recalled blankets and heating pads were sold on Amazon.com and BedsureHome.com from August 2022 to November 2022 for $25-$110.
Sunbeam Recalls 43,000 Electric Blankets for Fire Hazard
In March 2023, about 43,000 electric blankets were recalled by Sunbeam Products because they can overheat, catch on fire, and cause burn injuries to consumers.
No injuries were reported, but there were 13 reports of the recalled blankets overheating. When an electric blanket gets extremely hot, it could potentially catch on fire or burn people.
The recall involves Sunbeam® Queen-Size Heated Blankets (Model Number 32810027). They were sold online at Amazon.com and stores nationwide from September 2022 to January 2023 for about $120.
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